Compression of acoustic inventories using asynchronous interpolation

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Abstract

A compression method is proposed that takes advantage of a powerful property of acoustic unit inventories: In the appropriate acoustic space, units that share a (context-dependent or -independent) phoneme label must be close to a vector phoneme template associated with the phoneme. The method approximates units by interpolation between templates. The interpolation operation involves two asynchronous weight functions operating on the template. One is associated with spectral peak locations, the second with spectral balance. This enables approximating transitions such as [i:]→a[v], in which formant movement precedes frication onset. The algorithm guarantees smooth concatenation points.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2002 IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages83-86
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0780373952, 9780780373952
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Event2002 IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis - Santa Monica, United States
Duration: Sep 11 2002Sep 13 2002

Other

Other2002 IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis
CountryUnited States
CitySanta Monica
Period9/11/029/13/02

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Acoustics
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Interpolation
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Formants
Frication
Onset

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Cultural Studies

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Kain, A., & Van Santen, J. (2002). Compression of acoustic inventories using asynchronous interpolation. In Proceedings of 2002 IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis (pp. 83-86). [1224378] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/WSS.2002.1224378

Compression of acoustic inventories using asynchronous interpolation. / Kain, Alexander; Van Santen, Jan.

Proceedings of 2002 IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2002. p. 83-86 1224378.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kain, A & Van Santen, J 2002, Compression of acoustic inventories using asynchronous interpolation. in Proceedings of 2002 IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis., 1224378, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 83-86, 2002 IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis, Santa Monica, United States, 9/11/02. https://doi.org/10.1109/WSS.2002.1224378
Kain A, Van Santen J. Compression of acoustic inventories using asynchronous interpolation. In Proceedings of 2002 IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2002. p. 83-86. 1224378 https://doi.org/10.1109/WSS.2002.1224378
Kain, Alexander ; Van Santen, Jan. / Compression of acoustic inventories using asynchronous interpolation. Proceedings of 2002 IEEE Workshop on Speech Synthesis. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2002. pp. 83-86
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